Female PC claims she was 'brainwashed' into performing sex acts on married foot fetish sergeant

A FEMALE police officer has said she was "brainwashed" into performing sex acts on a married police sergeant at their police station.

PC Jemma Dicks, 28, and sergeant Adam Reed, 40, conducted a "clumsy and awkward affair" which led to her performing oral sex at least three times at Cardiff Central police station.

PC Dicks said it was a "massive mistake" to begin their ten-month affair when the sex-on-duty scandal was discovered.

She is now battling to save her career although Reed has since quit the force after admitting a foot fetish and station sex.

Speaking at a misconduct hearing today, PC Dicks said: "I was brainwashed by everything he told me.

"I was head over heels for him.

"The oral sex wasn't forced but it was clear what he wanted.

"He pushed me down to show me what he wanted and I complied with what he asked of me.

"I take full responsibility. It was a massive mistake and I really regret what has happened."

She added: "I just want to express how remorseful I am for what I have done."

The hearing in Pencoed was told one of the pair were on duty for at least two of the sexual encounters, one of which was recorded on Mr Reed's mobile phone.

PC Dicks previously said she was unaware of being filmed but case presenter Barney Branston said screenshots showed she was "smiling and playing to the camera" and "having a laugh".

Lucy Crowther, defending Pc Dicks, said the suggestion the female officer could not have been controlled by Mr Reed "shows utter disregard for what is now acknowledged to be very serious offences."

Ms Crowther added: "Yes, she's a grown-up. Yes, she's a police officer. But she's also a human being. Vulnerability is not a cloak that excludes police officers."

Mr Reed has since quit South Wales Police.

Mr Branston said: "Text messages show a lovers' tiff. Jealous, angry barbs thrown by both protagonists against a backdrop of a rather clumsy and awkward affair.

"He may well have led her on. He may well have been deceitful as to his true intentions, he may well have told her what she needed to hear from him to get what he wanted.

"But it's fanciful to suggest she was nothing other than an entirely willing participant who embarked on this conduct with her eyes wide open."

Mr Branston said texts showed "mutual bickering, jealousy, and nonsense" between the pair, with Pc Dicks becoming jealous that married dad-of-two Mr Reed was also involved with several other women including a colleague.

"She gets angry at being deceived at being played, angry that he's playing happy families by taking them on holiday," he said.

"She's absolutely not the victim."

Mr Branston said: "This was not a random opportunistic fumble, stumbling past on a night-out and finding a degree of privacy. This was on duty, at the police station, during the day."

He added: "There have been suggestions of coercion and control, and that somehow Pc Dicks was in trilby to Mr Reed, the svengali, and forced into answering his summons to give him oral sex on three occasions.

"Frankly, it's moonshine."

The hearing was told Mr Reed had claimed there was only one sexual encounter with Pc Dicks at their place of work while he accepted another allegation of covertly taking photographs of the feet of another female colleague because he had a "foot fetish".

He also admitted an allegation of having sex with an unnamed female PCSO, who has since become a police officer, at the same station, but denied it was while he was on duty.

Mr Branston said the allegations against Mr Reed had "nothing to do with what anyone thinks about his morality or behaviour as a gentleman" but that he had behaved "in a manner that's brought discredit on the police or undermined public confidence in it".

Referring to the pair, Mr Branston said: "What happens in their off-duty private lives is a matter entirely for them. No part of the allegations are that Mr Reed or Pc Dicks had consensual sex when they were both off-duty.

"We say on-duty sexual intercourse at Cardiff Central police station is in the high category of gross misconduct."

The hearing was previously told Pc Dicks accepts the allegations against her but argued that her breaches of professional behaviour were not sufficient to put her at risk of being dismissed, while Mr Reed has refused to participate in the hearing.

Pc Dicks said Mr Reed, who had been her superior officer, had offered her support following the death of her police officer father, but after they entered into a sexual relationship he became abusive and controlling, and forced her to perform the sex acts on him at work.

The hearing continues.

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